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January 25, 2016 - 3:22am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump, first lady?

If that prospect evokes no clear image, that's no accident. Donald Trump's wife has said little in the campaign about the type of first lady she'd like to be should her husband win the Republican nomination and the presidency. She says the distance is intentional so she can focus on the couple's 9-year-old son, Barron.

But the Slovenian-born model, mother and multilingual speaker would face big decisions...

January 25, 2016 - 3:12am
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NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie New York Police Department officer who shot an unarmed man inside a housing project is going on trial.

Opening statements are set for Monday morning in the manslaughter case against Officer Peter Liang (lee-ANG'). The officer shot and killed 28-year-old Akai Gurley in 2014.

His lawyers have said the shooting was an accident, not a crime. They've also indicated Liang will take the witness stand.

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January 25, 2016 - 2:59am
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BOSTON (AP) — A group of smokers from Massachusetts is seeking to force Philip Morris USA to pay for a monitoring program to detect early signs of lung cancer.

The lawsuit is slated to go to trial in federal court in Boston this week, a decade after it was filed.

The smokers are not seeking money. Instead, they want the cigarette maker to pay for sophisticated chest scans for longtime smokers of Marlboro cigarettes.

The lawsuit...

January 25, 2016 - 2:32am
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NEW YORK (AP) — Slippery roads, spotty transit service and mounds of snow that buried cars and blocked sidewalk entrances are confronting East Coast residents emerging from a paralyzing weekend blizzard.

For many, the weekend extends into Monday because of closed schools and government offices. Officials were cautioning against unnecessary driving even as they expected some commuter trains to be delayed or canceled.

The storm dropped snow from the...

January 25, 2016 - 1:35am
1 week 5 days ago

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says a former prosecutor and a former head of the Detroit FBI will play key roles in his office's investigation into Flint's water crisis.

Schuette issued an update on the investigation Monday morning, saying in a statement that all involved "will do our job thoroughly and let the chips fall where they may."

Schuette says Todd Flood, a former assistant prosecutor in Wayne County, will...

January 25, 2016 - 1:33am
1 week 5 days ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the San Francisco Bay Area, where high housing costs are notorious, residents looking to make a quick buck are offering to rent their homes at super-sized prices to the 1 million visitors expected for Super Bowl 50 festivities.

There's a luxury 8,500-square-foot home in San Jose, California, listed for $10,000 a night. A four-bedroom apartment near San Francisco's "Super Bowl City" is listed at $1,495 a night, with a minimum six night stay....

January 25, 2016 - 1:28am
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DETROIT (AP) — Detroit teachers plan to protest outside of a court where a judge is to hear arguments in a case that could force teachers to stop skipping school.

The teachers' so-called sick-outs have repeatedly forced the district to close schools during the past two weeks, keeping thousands of students at home. A judge will hold a hearing Monday on the district's bid to stop the absences.

Steve Conn, a teacher and activist, says the governor and...

January 25, 2016 - 1:08am
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FLORENCE, Colo. (AP) — A new report describes Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's handwritten letters to hundreds of supporters and curiosity seekers.

The correspondence was described in a report published by Yahoo News (http://www.yahoo.com/unabomber) early Monday.

In them, he expresses shock over the 9/11 attacks and wrote that he preferred Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic presidential race.

Kaczynski also wrote...

January 25, 2016 - 12:55am
1 week 5 days ago

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Criminal justice reform has become a hot topic around the nation amid a conversation about easing three-strikes sentencing laws, scaling back mandatory sentencing laws and focusing on rehabilitation.

That's not the case in New Mexico, where lawmakers gathered last week to begin a new legislative session.

Lawmakers and the governor are pushing a tough-on-crime agenda in response to the killings of two police officers and the...

January 24, 2016 - 10:15pm
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Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos will face Cam Newton's Carolina Panthers in the 50th Super Bowl — which many expect to be the final game of Manning's career.

Denver (14-4) edged the New England Patriots 20-18 for the AFC title Sunday, before Carolina (17-1) ran away with a 49-15 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC.

At 39, Manning — the only five-time MVP in league history — is the oldest starting quarterback to lead a team to the Super Bowl...

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